Patrick Mertz


Our Mission

Mertz Insurance believes in the inherent value of all people.  Our multifaceted approach to insurance and risk management was born from the fundamental idea of providing value-added products and services to our clients.  With that in mind, we strive to give our clients valuable ideas and services and to model our business after our Christian beliefs.

Our method is simple. We are part of our client’s team and we negotiate for them as though the investment is ours and we are using the benefits.

Our commitment is to be the leader in service, benefits knowledge and product development.

Our Story

Mertz Insurance Group is a full-line insurance services agency.  Our home office is based in Omaha, Nebraska, with branches in Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri.

We are constantly reviewing and updating our insurance planning products.  Some of the insurances we write:
* Commercial
* Personal Property & Casualty (including Home & Auto)
* Life
* Health
* Accident

Our goal is to provide the best products, service, and advice possible. You are our client, and we will always work to ensure that you are treated in the manner you deserve.

Meet the Team

The longer we are in this business, we realize that relationships are at the foundation of who we are.
Why? Because people want to know who they’re doing business with. It’s a human thing.

Commercial Insurance Agent

Patrick Mertz

Founder & CEO

Pat Mertz is the founder of Mertz Insurance Group, a personal and commercial lines insurance agency, and risk mitigation firm.  Dan Aronowitz of Euclid Managers calls Pat an insurance expert who prepares diligently to understand the complete risk management needs of his clients, and this is what makes him a top-tier broker in the United States.  Over his 20+ years in the industry, Pat has assisted hundreds of business owners with both their commercial and personal insurance needs.  Recently Pat created a risk assessment product that helps him better serve his commercial clients by uncovering and mitigating unknown risks.  Pat feels that his contribution to any company or individual is directly related to placing their needs above his own.  His primary goal is to help every client uncover, understand and eliminate unwanted risk.  Pat’s personal service and expertise are why clients all over the Midwest seek his help.

Iowa, Nebraska, and NW Illinois area Territories
Phone: (402) 593-8689
Fax: (402) 593-2040
Cell: (402) 740-7500

Commercial Insurance Agent

Paul Dylia

Vice President

Paul A. Dylla is V.P. and co-founder of Mertz Insurance Group, Inc. an insurance services firm. Paul, involved in the insurance industry since 1994, which has offered him the opportunity to implement different insurance products and strategies for his clients. Paul’s business career started in 1980 with Amerisource Wholesale, currently second largest in the U.S., holding various sales and marketing positions, and ending as the regional sales manager for four states. Paul started his insurance career in 1994 with Pharmacists Mutual Insurance as the territory representative in Kansas. On January 1st, 2000 he partnered with Pat Mertz to open Mertz Insurance Group Inc; a full-line insurance agency. Their agency currently writes $3,000,000of Premium in six states (Neb. IA, KS, MO, CO and IL). Paul has extensive insurance experience with Organized Labor.

Paul holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree with a minor in Marketing from Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, and SW Illinois area Territories
Phone: (402) 593-8689
Cell: (816) 797-8238
Fax: (402) 593-2040

Commercial Insurance Underwriter

Debbi Ritchey

Vice President, Underwriting

Debbi has been in the insurance field for 31 years working with two different insurance companies before joining Mertz Insurance Group.  She has both personal and commercial lines insurance experience.

Debbi states, “Insurance continuing education is crucial to keep up with the current risk factors and provide the knowledge solutions that will help our clients.”

Debbi has earned the Associate In General Insurance designation and also a Certificate in General Insurance. Customer Service is Debbi’s top priority, and she uses her knowledge, experience, and expertise to help clients experience peace of mind during a claim situation.  “Customer satisfaction is always my goal, especially when the insured has just experienced an accident and needs help with the claim.”
Phone: (402) 593-8689
Fax: (402) 593-2040

Next Steps…

Whatever your needs, Commercial or Personal, we at Mertz Insurance Group will work with you to make sure you’re properly covered.  The next step is always about getting to know you!

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